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Political activists hold protest against terrorism in Pakistan

Islamabad, Pakistani religious parties and political activists on Friday held a protest demonstration in different cities of Pakistan against recent wave of terrorism in the country.

Protests were organized by MajliseWahdateMuslimeen (MWM) and Imamia Student Organization (ISO) after Friday prayers in Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore, Quetta and Peshawar.

The protestors strongly condemned recent wave of terrorism in Quetta, Gwadar and targeted killings of Shias in Dera Ismail Khan.

They chanted slogans against the US and Zionist Regime, adding that Americans and Zionists are behind the recent acts of terrorism in Pakistan.

Speakers on the occasion demanded the government to fully implement National Action Plan to stop the terrorists from carrying out inhuman activities against the people of Pakistan.

Earlier Shia community had staged a fourday sitin in Quetta demanding better security measures after a terrorist attack against the community in the city killed 20 people and injured 48 injured others. Daesh terrorist group claimed the responsibility of the attack.

The Hazara Shia community has been disproportionately targeted by sectarian violence as they are easily identifiable due to their distinctive physical appearance.

A report released by the National Commission for Human Rights (NCHR) last year stated that 509 members of Hazara community were killed and 627 injured in various incidents of terrorism in Quetta from January 2012 to Dec 2017.

Meanwhile, in another incident 14 people were offloaded from a bus on the Makran Coastal Highway in Pakistan's Balochistan and shot dead by unidentified assailants early on Thursday.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency IRNA

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